Portfolio Project Offers Pacific Northwest, Alaskan Students Assistance
UNCF Seattle, in partnership with College Access Now in Seattle, YMCA Minority Achievers Program in Marysville, YMCA Multi-Cultural Achievers Program in Tacoma, and Leisure Hour Jr. Golf Program in Portland will host its 13th annual UNCF Portfolio Project. The Portfolio Project, developed in 2006 to assist 11th and 12th grade students through the college and scholarship application process, is designed to increase the number of minority and low-income college and scholarship applicants from the states of Oregon and Washington.
Ultimately, the program strives to ensure these students create a portfolio that will support their efforts in getting accepted into college and receiving the necessary financial assistance to become successful college graduates. The mission of the Portfolio Project is to increase the number of minority and low-income college and scholarship applicants from the states of Oregon and Washington. Ultimately, the program strives to ensure that students create a portfolio that will support their efforts in getting accepted into college and receiving the necessary financial assistance to become successful college graduates. The Portfolio Project is open to high school juniors and seniors (Class of 2017 and 2018).
The Portfolio Project provides a systematic approach, exposing students to multiple college and scholarship options. During the program students learn the college entrance requirements of various educational institutions, compile the necessary data to complete college applications, scholarship applications and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students also receive SAT/ACT prep resources from the Princeton Review, access scholarship application resources and learn vital social skills to help them navigate through college beyond their academic courses. In addition, mentors and guest speakers offer guidance on writing college essays and help students identify and categorize their service and leadership activities for application inclusion.
The 11-week program for 2018 will take place from Sept. 8 through Nov. 24. The sessions are held at four locations in Seattle, WA; Marysville, WA; Tacoma, WA; and Portland, OR. The sessions are facilitated by a site coordinator and presentations are given by representatives in the education field and resource providers. Healthy lunches are provided for the students and mentors. Transportation assistance to each session is available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Furthermore, Portfolio Project students and alumni have the opportunity to apply for Portfolio Project Scholarship, which range from $500 – $3,000.
Contact Portfolio.Project@UNCF.org or call 206 292 8859 with questions.